May 25, 2010
PAQUETVILLE (CNB) - Eleven tenders for paving and road improvements in northeastern New Brunswick, valued at nearly $12 million, have been awarded by the provincial government.
Transportation Minister Denis Landry gave the progress update while touring a construction site in Paquetville along with Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister Hédard Albert. Aurèle Mallais & Fils ltée of Saint-Isidore was awarded a tender valued at more than $1.7 million for grading and paving on Principale Road, to be completed by mid-July.
"We are improving 3.6 km of the road in two sections," said Landry. "The work includes a combination of widening, curve reshaping and paving."
Landry announced that several tenders were awarded through the competitive bid process to St. Isidore Asphalte ltée for the following projects:
In addition, Landry Asphalte ltée of Caraquet won a contract valued at nearly $1.3 million to pave three km of Route 335 from Village-Blanchard to the railroad crossing. It was also awarded a $408,710 contract to mill and pave 2.8 km in Bas-Caraquet on Route 145 from the west village limit to Allée Maxime.
Landry said these contracts are among the first wave of tenders awarded as part of the Department of Transportation's capital budget of $439.3 million for 2010-11.
"Again in 2010, we have succeeded in getting tenders called early and awarding contracts quickly to help roadbuilders to play their part in fulfilling this government's aggressive construction agenda," said Landry. "We are building on the momentum from our previous construction seasons to help create jobs, support the economy, build better roads and improve safety for New Brunswickers."
Motorists are reminded to reduce their speeds approaching and driving in construction zones and be prepared to stop when directed.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.